Bisping: Dolloway isn’t in my league

Even though both fighters haven't got the greatest records, Bisping feels that Dolloway "hasn’t made an impact in the UFC" in the 15 fights he has featured in.

"He’s a tough guy, a young guy, he’s got 15 fights in the UFC," Dolloway told MMAjunkie. "But he’s got nothing I haven’t seen before. He’s been around a long time and he hasn’t made an impact in the UFC, that speaks volumes. This is a fight that I will win – that I’m destined to win. These are the types of opponents that I have to beat."

Bisping is also confident that he will be able to knock Dolloway out in the early stages of their fight. 

"I’m going to go out there and fight my fight and look for the knockout," he said. "And I feel that the knockout will come pretty quick. He’s going to look to take me to the floor. He’s got average striking, he’s well rounded. He’s going to look for a takedown, I’m going to stop that takedown and it’s going to be one way traffic on the feet."

The 36-year-old also pointed out that his kickboxing and boxing background will be too much for Dolloway to handle. 

"Going into this fight I feel very confident," he said. "Dollaway is a wrestler, but I’ve been training with a lot of very good wrestlers. I’m confident in my takedown defense. If he does manage to take me down I’ll be able to pop up to my feet pretty quickly.

"On the feet, certainly, he’s a big guy and he does have knockout power. But I’ve been kickboxing and boxing my entire life. So I do see me having a big advantage there."

Bisping added that once he beats Dolloway at UFC 186, he is going to start talking about getting a shot at the Middleweight title. 

"Certainly, the title is the ultimate goal," he said. "But, for right now, I’ve got to beat C.B. Dollaway. There’s no sort of title talks. I’m going to beat Dollaway, beat someone else and then you’ll hear me talk about title shots again."